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Anti-Kabila riots rock Brussels

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Anti-Kabila riots rock Brussels


Opponents of the re-election of Joseph Kabila as President of the Democratic Republic of Congo have clashed with police in the Belgian capital, Brussels.

Belgium is the former colonial power and home to many Congolese expatriates.

Shop windows and bus shelters were smashed during the riots which followed several days of tension.

“All we want is to go back to Congo. We don’t want to stay here. This is injustice, we want our country back,” said one demonstrator.

Kabila was declared winner of the November presidential vote despite opposition claims of electoral fraud.

Kabila is due to be sworn in on Tuesday. Belgian Foreign Minister, Didier Reynders, has declined his invitation.

Congo’s opposition is calling on its supporters to turn the capital Kinshasa, into a ghost town for the ceremony.

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